Kicking this off now so I don't have to worry about it in the morning. Let's get the lineup stuff out of the way first...
Tomas Jurco has been sent back to the Grand Rapids Griffins, making him the unlucky one who plays in neither of the organization's outdoor games this season as he was in Nashville with the Red Wings on Monday while Grand Rapids played the Toronto Marlies at Comerica Park.
On the flip side, Luke Glendening will get to play in both games, having been sent down to the Griffins in time for Monday's game and called back to appear in the Winter Classic. And we're told he will play. I'm sure one of the beat writers being shuffled back and forth between Ann Arbor and Detroit saw the actual practice lines but I'm out of the loop, having been at Comerica Park for the Alumni Showdown all day, so I'm assuming Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg will be put on the same line so the Wings needed an extra center. Or maybe they just want that option.
Daniel Alfredsson could miss the game. He'll make the decision himself in the morning.
Here's some super-sized stupid stats to go with the super-sized venue...
Game time is 1:00 PM on NBC.
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